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Old 01-15-2017, 12:18 AM  
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See his other thread.
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...still not sure how a triple top plate protects against wind. Re: "wind" what are we talking about? Tornadoes?, hurricanes? Siroccos?????
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He was talking about three plates instead of two, nothing fancy
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...still not sure how a triple top plate protects against wind. Re: "wind" what are we talking about? Tornadoes?, hurricanes? Siroccos?????
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A 32 foot long wall with no interior walls against it is subject to serious stress when a wind blow against it. It can bow in and buckle if it is not properly engineered. It will be worse if it is a gable end cathedral ceiling.
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Understood. But this would be below the gable, right? Still nothing here that is behind the gable as a support. I see a mention of spanning two garage doors, but this is not a rim joist AFAIK. And even if three ply is no big diff from a standard two-ply, then I can't see...still as a homeowner, non-pro.............how it helps the initial problem.
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Understood. But this would be below the gable, right? Still nothing here that is behind the gable as a support. I see a mention of spanning two garage doors, but this is not a rim joist AFAIK. And even if three ply is no big diff from a standard two-ply, then I see...still as a homeowner, no-pro.............how it helps the initial problem
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Simpsons have all kinds of goodies to tie a building together for wind, very similar to what we do for earthquakes.
https://embed.widencdn.net/pdf/plus/...6.pdf?u=40wek1


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